I can’t shake my anger right now. Even Jesus got pissed off every now an then (that whole pulling out a whip and driving out the money changers from the temple thing).
I think about the extreme care gay rights activists went to in Memphis to protect the identity of Zach and his family, and then his dad goes public.
I am not the only one upset about this. You can read about it in blogsville. Ol Cranky at Disenchanted Forest writes about potential insurance fraud at Love in Action.
In his on-going careful telling of this tale Bruce Garrett weighs in too.
EJ in Memphis, TN, who has been with this story since the beginning, writes about Zach’s dad being a Model for Irresponible
Memphis-based Queer Action Coaltion (QAC) provides links to Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) along with an e-mail they had received from a CBN reporter working on the story.
Terrance at Gay Spirutality & Culture also provides link to an Agape news story about Zach’s dad’s comments.
Brady at Some Guys are Normal commenting on the stereotyping and slandering by of gay ment by Zach’s dad writes,
I’ve said this before, so maybe this should be the theme of my blog. If being gay is a sin, let it be a sin. But, don’t go around telling lies, half-truths, and perpetuating streotypes that make being gay (and gay people) this terrible monster that it isn’t (and they aren’t).
You can read some great comments about all this at Ex-gay Watch in the comment section of a VERY long interview of Love in Action director, John Smid, conducted by Anita Moyt of Family and Friends, a monthly gay magazine in Memphis and the surrounding areas.
Well, I feel a little better listing all these fine places where you can read thoughtful, passionate responses to this story. Now maybe I will do a little laundry and try watching a little more of season one of Angel. He is no Buffy, but he’ll do in a pinch.